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Angel of Vengeance

Trevor O. Munson

Average Review Rating Average Rating 9/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Titan Books Ltd

Published : 2011

Copyright : Trevor O. Munson 2011

ISBN-10 : PB 1-84856-855-X
ISBN-13 : PB 978-1-84856-855-6

Publisher's Write-Up

The novel that inspired the TV series Moonlight puts a twist on the classic Dracula vampire tale and blends it with Chandler hardboiled P.I. detective fiction.

LA-based P.I. and vampire Mick Angel has been hired by a beautiful red-headed burlesque dancer to find her missing sister. But the apparently simple case of a teenage runaway is soon complicated by drug dealers, persistent cops, murder and Mick’s own past. Mick must learn the hard way what every vampire should know - nothing stays buried for ever, especially not the past.

'Munson has done a nice job with his adaptation of traditional vampire mythos.'

Geek Life

'An excellent and bloody read... A very hardboiled modern vampire noir that bares its many teeth from page one, grabs the reader by the throat and hangs on like a steel bear trap.'


'Angel of Vengeance is definitely a great choice for all fans of the vampire genre.'
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Review by Tamurile (310311) Rating (9/10)

Review by Tamurile
Rating 9/10
Having read along with Trevor Munson on Facebook for a while now, where he also posted official preview chapters of his work, it's been a long wait until his book was finally available on my continent. I took it out of my mailbox a few hours ago, and only put it down at its finish. I'm sure I should have savoured it and spread out the chapters to make them last... but I binge-read right through it, starved for more. Good things, as they say, never last.

Many reviewers have already discussed just how this book isn't Moonlight as CBS aired it, and I can only agree. It isn't; it's not glossy, handsome and sexy in a Hollywood vampire way - and it certainly does not glitter. It's Moonlight for adults, and it's what the over-teenaged genre has been waiting for.

Mick Angel's pov sounds like something between Sam Spade and Dexter Morgan. The vampire private detective is cynical, pessimistic, and just crude enough to tease a smile from more experienced readers, without sounding jaded enough to leave you numb to his old-school charms. Mick's world is black and white but for the occasional fleck of red in his vision; sometimes that's blood, other times it's one of the many small details he notices that make him good at his job. His hunger for blood is not, as many recent novels and series portray, a minor inconvenience easily solved by 'going vegetarian' or picking up a pint at the blood bank now and then - it is an addiction, a distraction, and a driving force. Living by his self-imposed rules is a daily battle (or better said - nightly), and it makes his character all the more interesting and real for it.

Trevor Munson's novel is fresh and fun, if you don't mind adult language, bullets and needles. And the smell of decay - after all, Mick Angel is old enough to have banged your grandmother. And maybe he did.
Tamurile (31st March 2011)

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